PHOTO CAPTION: Illustration of Formula E racer in Mahindra livery.

Mahindra Ups It's Electric Vehicle Game with Sports Car, Racer

In addition to upgrading the performance of its e2o electric car, Mahindra also plans to develop an electric sports cars.

Published: 03-Feb-2014

Indian Auto Expo 2014 will see the launch of the Formula E car and a GenNext concept electric sports car by Mahindra Reva, a division of the well known Mahindra group. The company will also exhibit how the technology can be used in future vehicles.

Chetan Maini, CEO of Mahindra Reva (also founder of Reva), said: “We have been working a lot on next generation electric vehicle technologies, which we will be showcasing among the five products we display at the Auto Expo.” He further added that the company is following the western markets and focusing on sports and more enhanced performance vehicles that have been successful in Europe and USA. Of the five vehicles on display at the Auto Expo, the company is eagerly waiting to have a look at its racing car that would be taking part in the World formula E championships, to be held later in the year.

To give a clear view of the near-term objective of the company, Maini said, “Our aim has been to trickle down technology from such Formula E cars for commercial use and we are hopeful that in the next few years there will be a lot of 'cross pollination' of technology.”


Mahindra Reva E2O electric car will launch despite Indian gov't not extending electric car subsidy.

Mahindra is planning to 30,000 units by the 2015-2016 timeframe, counting on the car's low operational costs and battery rental scheme to overcome initial premium.

Mahindra Verito EV is based on Renault Logan.

Indian Auto Blog chats with Mahindra Reva's Chetan Maini at Mumbai Auto Expo about plans for the electric version of the Renault Logan built under license in India.

Mahindra Reva E2O electric car launched on 18-March-2013.

The E2O will be sold across most Indian cities through Mahindra’s countrywide dealership network.


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